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Damon Wayans Ding Dong, Clayne Crawford is Dead To Me on 'Lethal Weapon'

5/15/2018 7:49 AM PDT

Damon Wayans is blasting his former "Lethal Weapon" costar, Clayne Crawford, as a menace to everyone on the show's set, and blaming him for the stunt that left him bloodied.

Damon claims Clayne smashed a male costar in the mouth with a bottle, and insists it was not an accident. Before he was fired, Clayne also directed some episodes of the FOX drama, and Damon claims he "Relished in making females cry. And struck fear in cast and crew."

During a since-deleted Twitter rant, Damon posted a pic of a sticker he says other staffers posted around the set referring to Crawford as an "emotional terrorist."

He's also really pissed about a stunt during a Crawford-directed episode where shrapnel cut the back of his head. Damon is blaming him for a lack of safety measures on set.

Crawford did cop to having angry outbursts, but added, "I am incredibly sorry if my passion for doing good work has ever made anyone feel less than comfortable on our set."

Damon says he waited until FOX picked up the show for its third season before dancing on Crawford's TV grave. When they start shooting the new season ... Seann William Scott will take over as Murtaugh's partner.

Safe to say ... Damon's feeling too old for this s**t.  

Melania Trump 'Really Well' After Surgery ... Says Donald

5/15/2018 5:55 AM PDT
Breaking News

Good news for Melania Trump ... she's recovering "really well" after undergoing kidney surgery on Monday ... this according to her husband, Donald Trump.

Melania underwent an embolization procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington D.C. to treat a benign kidney condition, according to the White House.

The White House did not say exactly why Melania needed the procedure -- but medical experts say it's minimally invasive. 

"Our great First Lady is doing really well," Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning ... "Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days."

He added, "Thank you for so much love and support!"

Kumail Nanjiani Bends the Knee to Meghan McCain ... In Fight Over Her Dad

5/14/2018 7:44 AM PDT

Meghan McCain UNLOADED on "Silicon Valley" star Kumail Nanjiani Monday morning for essentially saying her father, John McCain, didn't do enough to stand up for victims of bigotry. 

So, how did Kumail respond? With one of the nicest compliments ever. 

Backstory ... Meghan was pissed over a tweet Kumail posted about the White House aide who caused outrage last week when she joked that John's opinions didn't matter because he's gonna die soon anyway. 

"What was said about McCain was vile," Nanjiani wrote ... "but I wish the McCain’s had been as offended and vocal when vile stuff was said about other people/races/nationalities."

"Perhaps we wouldn’t be in this moment right now."

Meghan -- John's daughter -- was deeply offended and fired back Monday morning with a heated note and a video showing her dad shutting down anti-Obama supporters at a 2008 rally. 

"You mean like he did here? I could give you literally thousands of examples of my father speaking up against bigotry of all kinds but this video sums it up pretty concisely," Meghan wrote.

"You know nothing about my family or my father Kumail, nothing."

Kumail responded a short time later ... 

"Meghan, I did not mean to offend you. I could explain my point further but instead I will just say something I truly believe: if we had more politicians like your father, the world would be a better place."

Meghan thanked Kumail for his response -- and he wished her family well. 

Taylor Swift Kicks Off Tour ... I Got Yer Snake Right Here, Kim K.

5/9/2018 6:46 AM PDT
Breaking News

Taylor Swift's Reputation tour is taking everyone down memory lane to the time Kim Kardashian called her a snake on social media, because several fake ones littered her stage.

Taylor kicked off her tour Tuesday night in Glendale, Arizona with a giant 30-ft cobra in tow ... so, doesn't look like she's letting bygones be bygones.

Taylor explained that the snake diss, which had people stamping her socials with snake emojis, made her go "through some really low times." She also insinuated Kim was a bully. "If someone is using name-calling to bully you on social media -- and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, it doesn't have to defeat you. It can strengthen you instead," she told the crowd of 60k people.

Openers Charli XCX and Camila Cabello also joined Taylor onstage for her hit, "Shake It Off," but doesn't look like Taylor's ready to do that anytime soon.

Kanye West Drops New Track ... We Think

4/27/2018 5:58 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kanye West's new track is out, and the lyrics include lines like "poopity scoop," "scoobity doop" and more "scoopity woops."

Kanye tweeted a link to his site Friday, which shows the song is labeled "Lift Yourself Master." Like a lot of things the rapper has said or posted on Twitter this week ... it's hard to tell what's really going on here.

Is this really a full track? Will it be on one of his new albums? Or ... is he just having fun in the studio?

Whatever it is ... it's probably going to get stuck in your head once you listen to it.

Enjoy!

Kanye West I'm Gonna Rock the City of Chicago ... Say Hello to Donda Social

4/27/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West has hatched a plan to rescue hundreds of thousands of Chicago residents, and his circle of super famous friends is also getting in on the action. 

Sources close to Kanye tell us the rapper created the idea of an organization called Donda Social a while ago, but it's gained some serious momentum this week. We're told the group's focus will be in Chicago, in neighborhoods facing severe problems with housing, education, gun violence and drinking water. 

Kanye's friend and G.O.O.D. Music affiliate, Malik Yusef -- who's also involved in the project -- tells us Kanye's wrangled a group of A-Listers and close buds to help too. We're told the celeb friends include Common, Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Don C and several other Chicago natives.

The plan is for members of DS to physically visit the struggling areas, listen to the people and come up with real and practical solutions ... and most importantly -- money. 

Beyond money, Yusef says the famous folks involved in the program will get loud to change the political agenda in Chi-town and make these issues a priority.

Kanye took some heat for calling out Chicago native and former President Obama on Twitter Wednesday for not helping the city out. Looks like Ye's about to take things into his own hands.

We're told the big announcement could come as early as today.

Kanye West The Opposite of Erratic ... Strategizes Album Release

4/26/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West is laser-focused on the release of 5 new albums, and based on a firsthand account, the people claiming he's erratic or in the middle of a meltdown are off base.

Kanye invited Harvey Levin to his offices after taking issue with a TMZ source who told us Ye had been acting erratically, and Harvey took him up on the offer, spending 2 hours with Yeezy and various music executives who were planning the release of the albums.

The execs at times struggled to keep up with Kanye, who was spewing ideas for a multi-platform release, beginning May 25 with the release of Pusha T's album, followed by Kanye's solo album, Kids See Ghost, Nas and Teyana Taylor. Each album has 7 tracks, and Kanye made all the beats.

During the meeting, Kanye played around 10 songs featuring him, Nas, Teyana, Kid Cudi and Pusha T -- a little editorializing ... they're awesome.

He freestyled for Harvey -- unclear if this is on any of the tracks -- but super fun to hear.

The album won't be released or marketed exclusively on Tidal or any other platform ... the plan is for it to go everywhere. 

BTW ... Kanye says he's serious about running for President in 2024. Hey, we laughed at someone else and look what happened

Kanye West I Love Trump!!! He's 'My Brother'

4/25/2018 10:03 AM PDT
Breaking News

Kanye West doesn't care what 'mob' mentality says, he loves President Trump ... even though he doesn't agree with all of his politics.

Kanye declared his allegiance to Trump's "dragon energy" ... in response to DJ Ebro saying Ye had confessed to loving Trump. 

As you know, Kanye's not one to run from a controversy, and instead he fully leaned into POTUS, saying ... "You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does."

Kanye added, he's got love for Hillary Clinton, too. 

Remember, he publicly embraced Trump right after his election ... and even went to visit him at Trump Tower.

It's pretty clear Kanye's gonna like whoever Kanye wants to like. It's just what Kanye does.

Meek Mill Athletes React to Prison Release

4/24/2018 2:14 PM PDT
Breaking News

The sports world is freaking out over Meek Mill's release from prison ... with some of the biggest athletes showing support for the rap superstar.

Philadelphia Eagles star Jay Ajayi kicked off the celebration by tweeting "MEEK FREE!!!!! Philly Lit"

Torrey Smith praised Sixers owner Michael Rubin for his contribution and "for simply being a good friend and lending his platform to help others," and adding "Thousands of people are treated unfairly daily by the criminal justice system. I can’t wait to see @MeekMill help lead the way for others that don’t have a voice. Welcome home!"

Karl-Anthony Towns -- who showed support for the rapper with a customized jersey at the Super Bowl this year -- voiced his approval, saying "Welcome home @MeekMill"

 Ex-NFLer Freddie Mitchell added "Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last. Letttttss Goooo" ... and Super Bowl champ Jalen Mills added "MEEK MILL HOLLA AT ME BRO.... That MAN FREE"

L.A. Lakers star Kyle Kuzma had a different take, saying "It took meek mill 5 months to get out of jail but this guy from the Waffle House shooting can potentially be out by next week on BAIL. #OnlyInAmerica"

J.R. Smith is stoked for the Philly native, saying "My brudda home baby! Let’s gooooo!!!! @meekmill now let’s show em what’s good!!!"

Sean Spicer Reuniting With A Trump ... In Wax

4/24/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sean Spicer is back to repping a Trump, but this time it's the First Lady, Melania, as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York City. 

Spicer is launching the "Give Melania a Voice" experience at the wax museum this Wednesday. It's Madame Tussauds' first wax figure of the First Lady and it'll be interactive, which might explain why Spicer is doing the honor. 

Visitors will be able to tweet on Melania's behalf from a tweeting station nearby, which will then go live to a FLOMT (First Lady of Madame Tussauds) account. 

Spicer will also participate in a Q&A at the unveiling about his time in the White House, but is keeping it short, just like an ol' White House press conference. The whole event is expected to last 15 minutes.

Clooney's Producing Partner Wife Files Police Report Over Online Death Threats

4/24/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

George Clooney's producing partner, Grant Heslov, had a family cyber scare last week that ended with his wife going to cops over threats made to her life ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Lysa Heslov filed a police report after social media trolls made threatening comments to her over her politics. It's unclear what exactly they were discussing, but one guy commented on her FB page ... "She needs punched in the mouth ... *a bullet to the head. FIXED." She noted in the post that she took it as a threat.

Other people on what appears to be her Instagram message feed left vulgar comments, one of which encouraged Lysa to kill herself. 

Lysa has since made her social media accounts private -- except for Twitter -- and we're told the LAPD is investigating. 

Her hubby, Grant, has produced a number of films with Clooney over the years like "Good Night, and Good Luck," "The Men Who Stare at Goats" and "The Ides of March." He also won an Oscar in 2013 for producing Best Picture winner, "Argo."

Scott Baio's Costar Josie Davis Denies Nicole Eggert's Sexual Assault Claims

4/19/2018 6:04 PM PDT

Scott Baio's getting some reinforcement from former costar Josie Davis over claims made by Nicole Eggert saying Scott forced Josie to remove her pants when she was just 13.

Eggert was going back and forth with Baio fans on Twitter Wednesday, and at one point said, "Ask Scott Baio why he demanded Josie Davis pull her pants down when she was 13..." Eggert later deleted the tweet but not before Davis got wind of it.

Josie -- who was on "Charles in Charge" -- just came to Scott's defense, calling the allegation completely false. She continues, "I only had a positive and professional relationship with him."

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Eggerts new claims are among a string of bad blood between the two. Most recently, Nicole, Alexander Polinksy and attorney Lisa Bloom held a press conference where Polinsky claimed Scott had exposed himself and called Polinsky a "f****t" when he was just 11 years old. 

Scott's rep, Brian Glicklich tells us, "From the beginning, Nicole's inconsistent stories have proven her claims to be untrue. Now she has tripped over her words once again, and it is time to recognize this charade for what it is. Scott is profoundly grateful to Josie Davis for her integrity and decency."

Kanye West Dropping 2 New Albums ... One With Kid Cudi

4/19/2018 12:55 PM PDT

Kanye West just revealed he's got new music on the way ... but isn't just stopping with one album, he'll drop TWO. 

'Ye took to Twitter Thursday to announce his current untitled album with 7 songs will be released June 1. He's also got a project with Kid Cudi that will drop June 8.

West revealed he and Cudi will go by the group name Kids See Ghost.

The two were seen in L.A. months ago leaving the studio together, so you gotta imagine a ton of hours have been spent on the new release.

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